…but you will be bloated.
I am just a few days away from my birthday, and I have to make a choice. I think I will choose Bourbon-Sugar Fudge in leui of a cake, and I just have to make my peace with that. You see, it isn’t just any birthday, it’s my 44th. I am deep into my lite rock years, on the verge of my lite beer years, and at that stage where – like everyone – I awaken with bedface, but then I keep it all day. In case you haven’t heard, 44 is the new 44. It’s not that I miss being 24 – certainly not! I miss being 34.
The thing about fudge is that it’s so much bang for my buck. My buck is my time, which as I have indicated, is ticking. Fudge is easy anyway, and this recipe is no different. It was created by William Werner, who is behind the patisserie Craftsman and Wolves, a place I am hoping to find myself sometime in my 45th year, locking eyes with some lavender shortbread.
If I were to have a birthday cake as well (And don’t I deserve that? Don’t I?) I would choose the marzipan-filled number I made for my friend Kirstin’s birthday (she’s also 44, but has good genes). The other day I went to World Market to get stocking stuffers and they were having a 25% off Marzipan sale. It reminded me of the time I was pregnant and found out about fried cheese; who’s been reading my diary?
But no marzipan-filled anything for me this birthday (okay, I already ate what I bought at the sale). My b-day wish list includes ice-skating lessons (tune in to see my triple-axel at Pyeongchang in 2018!) and also if someone could invent a safe, inexpensive, hand-held facial Zamboni, s/he will receive a free subscription to my blog! Does the fudge not look birthdayish enough? Don’t despair; I am adding pink salt to the top! Even Dianne Feinstein melts into a little girly puddle at the sight of pink salt on her birthday treat.
Thank you Eaters, for continuing to read, try recipes and – I hope – relish them. And thank you to my family and friends for a life filled with love. I can’t have it all, but I have more than enough.
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